Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Stacked and Twisted
brooch, 2011
velcro, sterling silver 벨크로, 은
89 x 76 x 76 mm

Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Aligned, Rolled and Attaached
neckpiece, 2010
velcro, sterling silver 벨크로, 은, 실
457 x 203 x 12.7 mm

Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Rolled and Inserted
ring, 2010
velcro, sterling silver 벨크로, 은
31.7 x 31.7 x 31.7 mm

Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Rounded, Aligned and Folded
brooch, 2011
velcro, sterling silver 벨크로, 은, 실
89 x 101 x 12.7 mm

Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Rounded and Rolled
brooches, 2011
velcro, sterling silver 벨크로, 은
each 89 x 101 x 25.4 mm

Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Rounded, Aligned and Twisted #2
bracelet, 2011
velcro, sterling silver 두종류 벨크로, 실
95.3 x 101.6 x 25.4 mm

Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Twist Looped and Linked
neckpiece, 2011
velcro 벨크로
304 x 406 x 101 mm

Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Rounded, Aligned and Twisted #1
neckpiece, 2011
velcro 벨크로
203 x 381 x 76 mm

Reconfiguring the Ordinary : Twist Looped and Attached
neckpiece, 2011
velcro 벨크로, 실
355 x 381 x 63.5 mm

Artist Atatement

우리는 인생의 가치를 어디에 두는가?

우리가 일상생활에서 흔히 접할수 있는 콩, 빨때, 핀, 못, 찍찍이, 똑딱이 등은 아름답다거나 가치있다고 느껴지는 사물은 아니다. 찍찍이같은 경우,  그 재료 자체는 거칠고, 별 특징이 없으며, 신발이나, 가방, 시계같은 산업용품의  일부분으로 사용되어지는 사물이다. 나는 그런 사소한 사물들을 사용하여, 재구성을 하는 과정을통해 그들의 가치를 찾아내고, 그 안에  감춰져 있는 아름다움을 탐구한다. 이 과정에서 나는, 그 사물들을 주위 깊게 살피고, 그것들이 나의 환경에 어떻게 구성되어 있는가를 연구하며, 그 사물들을 새롭게 보고,  재구성 하여, 우리와의 새로운 관계를 만들어낸다. 이는 평범함으로 가득찬 우리의 일상에, 관습에 얽매이지 않은 나의 시각을 도입하고자 하는 바램이다.

내가 택한 재료를 조립, 분류시키고, 붙이고 쌓는 다양한 작업과정을 통해 나는 그 재료의 특성을 알아가게되고, 사소하고 평범했던 재료들은 점점 기대하지 못했던 뜻밖의 조성물로 변화하게 된다. 한편, 나의 작품을 접하는 관객은 “이게 무엇일까?” 하는 궁금증을 통해 작품을 알아가게 되며, 그 긴장감있는 과정을  즐기는 동안 새로운 관점을 얻게 된다. 나의 창조의 과정은 가치란 무엇인지, 아름다움이란 무엇인지, 우리는 어느 부분에 가치를 두며 우리의 인생을 살아가는지, 그 뜻을 다시 한번 되새기는 기회를 마련한다.

Think of beans, straws, pins, nails, velcro, snaps, cable ties, and electric caps. These objects are not normally considered beautiful or valuable. I explore the value of such mundane objects, and discover their hidden beauty through a process of reconfiguration. Think of the velcro: a long strip of rough, bland, and industrial object, seen on shoes, bags, watches, and at the grocery store. As I pay close attention to it and its system of organization in my environment, I find new ways of looking, new ways of decomposing and composing them, and new ways of creating a relationship between it and our body. My work introduces unconventional use of familiar artifacts into a
world full of conventions.

By assembling, grouping, clustering, and piling, the simple elements become complex, and give rise to the unexpected. As the wearer approaches my work, their perspective shifts and sudden realizations spark wonder, discovery, tension, joy and play. My investigation of creation, innovation, and transformation questions the definition of value, and provides a never-ending field for invention.

 

Biography

 

Education
2009  로드아일랜드 스쿨 오브 디자인 (RISD)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing 학과 석사 졸업
2004  숙명여자대학교
공예학과 (섬유 및 금속공예 전공) 학사 졸업

Selected Exhibitions
2011  Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition, Pac 갤러리 , Pawtucket,  로드아일랜드주,  미국
Recontextualizing the Found Object, Martha Gault 갤러리 , Slippery Rock, 필라델피아주, 미국
2010  Wrapped, Studio 20/17,  시드니, 호주
Eccentric Fusion, Hera 갤러리, Wakefield, 로드아일랜드주, 미국
LOOT, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City,  뉴욕주, 미국
Money, Hera 갤러리, Wakefield, 로드아일랜드주, 미국
Reconfiguring the Ordinary, 김용주 개인전, 갤러리 HL, 서울, 한국
Inflate / Deflate, Studio304, Providence, 로드아일랜드주, 미국
2009  The Present : : International jewelry show, 갤러리 HL, 서울, 한국
From Minimal to Bling : Contemporary Studio Jewelry, Society of Arts and Crafts,
보스턴,  메사추세츠주, 미국
To be : Determined : the first five Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, 콜로라도주, 미국
The 6th Cheongju International Craft, 청주 예술의 전당 , 청주시, 한국
Nuit Blanche, The Metal Guild of Canada , 토론토, 온타리오주, 캐나다
2009 East/West Emerging Artists Exchange, Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), 씨애틀, 워싱턴주, 미국
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, 프로비던스, 로드아일랜드주, 미국
Revolution,Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), 필라델피아, 펜실베니아주, 미국
Present / Represent, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), 필라델피아, 펜실베니아주, 미국
Imaging Desire, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, 켄터키주, 미국
2008  Graduate Jewelry Biennial  “Wear we are”, Sol Koffler 갤러리, 프로비던스, 로드아일랜드주, 미국
3rd Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition, 100 갤러리, Arizona State University, 애리조나주, 미국
Plastic Arts Survey, Hiller 갤러리, Brown University, 프로비던스, 로드아일랜드주, 미국
Cresting, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Savannah College Art and Design, 조지아주, 미국
Surge, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Savannah College Art and Design, 조지아주, 미국
2006  Red Box, 제 29회 숙명여자대학교 숨 단체전, 인사아트센터, 서울,
Sook Myung Art Festival,한가람 디자인 미술관, 예술의 전당, 서울, 한국
2003  Crafts show,아르비쥬 갤러리, 세종문화회관, 서울, 한국
Arts and Crafts Graduate Show, 숙명여자대학교, 청파 갤러리, 서울, 한국

Awards
2011  PREZIOA Young Award, Finalist photo juried by Maria Cristina Bergesio, Le Arti Orafe, 플로렌스, 이탈리아
2010  Professional Arts Development Grants, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts,  로드아일랜드주, 미국
SAC Artist Awards, Top 5 finalist juried by Society of Arts and Crafts, 보스턴, 메사추세츠주, 미국
2009  LYDON Emerging Artist Award (LEAP)
finalist juried by the Society for contemporary craft, 펜실베니아주, 미국
2008  The Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein Award (BKV)
Photo juried by Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim and Vertreter des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbe-Vereins,
Bavarian Crafts Council, Munich,  독일
Royal Marcher Scholarship (~2009), supported by Mr. H. J. Feibelman

Publication
2011  아티스트 인터뷰, 5월 : anormalmag.cl, 바르셀로나, 스페인
MilkX : 아티스트 인터뷰, 4월. Quarry Bay. 홍콩
500 Silver Jewelry Designs. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing co, INC.  미국
2010  Map magazine 아티스트 인터뷰. 3월. 시드니. 호주
아티스트 인터뷰, 2월:  Wearableartblog.com. Contemporary Jewelry website. 미국
2009  Art Jewelry Forum. To be : Determined : The first five Exhibition  Reviewed by Yumi Janairo Roth, 미국
Providence Journal article (5월 21일). by Bill Van Siclen, 미국
Reconfiguring the Ordinary (artist book). 저자 김용주

Lectures
2011  로드아일랜드 스쿨 오브 디자인 (RISD) 장신구 및 금속 II Jewelry and light metal : Intermediate ,
Continuing Education Class
2010  로드아일랜드 스쿨 오브 디자인 (RISD), 새로운 장신구 : 재료와 기술
New Jewelry : Materials and  Techniques, Continuing Education Class
2010  로드아일랜드 스쿨 오브 디자인 (RISD), 장신구 및 금속 I
Jewelry and light metal, Continuing Education Class
2010  더스틸야드The Steel Yard, 장신구 및 기초금속공예
Jewelry Fabrication: The Basics
2008- 2009 로드아일랜드 스쿨 오브 디자인 (RISD), 장신구 및 금속
Introduction to Jewelry class

Collections
2010 Museum of Arts and Design 영구 소장, 뉴욕시, 뉴욕주, 미국
2010 Meredith Bernstein  개인 소장, 뉴욕시, 뉴욕주, 미국
2010 Jacinta Remedios  개인 소장, 뉴욕시, 뉴욕주, 미국

 

Education
2009  MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Providence, RI, U.S
2004  BFA in Arts and Crafts (Jewelry and Metalsmithing / Fiber Arts and Textile Design)
Sook Myung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

Solo Exhibition  
2010  Reconfiguring the Ordinary, Gallery HL, Seoul, South Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011  Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition, Pac gallery, Pawtucket, RI
Recontextualizing the Found Object, Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock, PA
2010  Wrapped, Studio 20/17 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Eccentric Fusion, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
LOOT, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY
Money, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Inflate / Deflate, Studio304, Providence, RI
2009  The Present : International jewelry show, Gallery HL, Seoul, South Korea
From Minimal to Bling : Contemporary Studio Jewelry, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
To be : Determined : the first five Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, CO
The 6th Cheongju International Craft, Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju-si South Korea
Nuit Blanche, The Metal Guild of Canada , Toronto, ON, Canada
2009 East/West Emerging Artists Exchange, Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), Seattle, WA
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, providence, RI
Revolution, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Present / Represent, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Imaging Desire (The Aegis Biennial Exhibition), Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, KY
2008  Graduate Jewelry Biennial  “Wear we are”, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
3rd Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition, 100 Gallery, Herberger College of The Arts,
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Plastic Arts Survey, Hiller gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Cresting, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Savannah College Art and Design, GA
Surge Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Savannah College Art and Design, GA
2006  Red Box, the 29th SOOM group show, INSA Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Sook Myung Art Festival , Hangarm Design Museum of Seoul Arts center, Seoul, Korea
2003  Crafts show, Artbijou Jewelry Gallery, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea
Arts and Crafts Graduate Show, Chung pa Gallery, Sook Myung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

Awards and Grants
2010  Professional Arts Development Grants (PAD), Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, RI
SAC Artist Awards, Top 5 finalist juried by Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
2009  LYDON Emerging Artist Award (LEAP), finalist juried by the Society for contemporary craft, PA
Royal Marcher Scholarship, supported by Mr. H. J. Feibelman, RI
Fellowship awarded by graduate studies, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
Fellowship awarded by Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
2008  The Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein Award (BKV),
Photo juried by Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim and Vertreter des Bayerischen
Kunstgewerbe-Vereins, Bavarian Crafts Council, Munich, Germany
Royal Marcher Scholarship, supported by Mr. H. J. Feibelman, RI
Fellowship awarded by graduate studies, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
Fellowship awarded by Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

Teaching Experience
2011  Instructor. Jewelry and light metals: Intermediate
Continuing Education Class,  Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
2010  Instructor. New Jewelry: Materials and Techniques
Continuing Education Class,  Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
Instructor. Jewelry Fabrication: The Basics
The Steel Yard, Providence, RI
Instructor. Jewelry and light metals : The Basics
Continuing Education Class,  Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
2008  -2009   Instructor. Introduction to Jewelry class
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

Work in Collections
2010  Museum of Arts and Design Permanent Collection. New York, NY, U.S.
2010  Meredith Bernstein Private Collection. New York, NY, U.S.
2010  Jacinta Remedios Private Collection. New York, NY, U.S.

Publications
2011  Vision Magazine: Artist Interview (June). Beijing, China
Anormalmag.cl: Artist Interview (June). Spain
MilkX Magazine: Artist Interview (April). Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
500 Silver Jewelry Designs. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing co, INC, U.S
2010   Map Magazine: Artist Interview (Mar). Australia
Wearableartblog.com: Artist Interview (Feb). Contemporary Jewelry website, U.S.
2009   Desing-milk.com: Featured artist (Dec 18). Contemporary art and design website, U.S.
Art Jewelry Forum. To be : Determined : The first five Exhibition  Reviewed by Yumi Janairo Roth
Providence Journal article (May 21). by Bill Van Siclen
Reconfiguring the Ordinary. Artist Book by Yong Joo Kim. Blurb.com

 

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